Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday's Efforts and How To Use Old Drainiage Pipes Most Effectively

Planting our first apple tree. One of 8 to go along the arbour. This one is Cox's Orange Pippin.

This came to him as an obvious solution. Ag pipe, cut into lengths and picked up free via Gumtree, concreted in place and then filled with concrete and water pipe shoved down the middle. It's to hold the wood off the ground to avoid rotting. We're using the Chinese Sapphire (Polonia) wood from Dad's tree, which we  have been coppicing. The wood is quite dark. After we stripped the bark off our hands were stained purplish for a week, and the wood white... but when we went to check the wood under Dad's house, it had gone dark.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August Garden Update and How Clever The One True Is.

Today we are putting in the rest of the bits for the arbour posts. I'll show you later, better go now.
Oh, and can you see where I've stuffed moss into the crevices of the waslls (a few weeks back) and it's all taken and grown. Looks instantly old. Some of the fruit trees are visible here. Bye x

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Yesterday I went to Berwick market (in Victoria, Australia) and discovered the most gorgeous jewellery stall there! It's all made using vintage hewellery and bits and bobs, by a lovely lady who's name I did not get. Sorry! But I did go back and get her card. You can find her here at madeit. The pictures don't do justice to the reality.
It's really just the mood I want at the moment. Old fashioned, Daggy in a funky kind of a way... Colourful without being bright... and looks lovely with my lovely new jacket, which, by the way, is so comfortable and sturdy and solid. I love wearing it, even if when I get a geek at myself in a shop window (something I try to avoid) my bum is so huge as to be demoralising. Not the jackets fault and hopefully I'll be starting gym soon. But, I will henceforth always reinforce the panels of a jacket with interfacing and I will employ pad-stitching.
I read yesterday that the style has been referred to as Librarian Chic.